Strawberries are believed to have originated in the mountains of Greece and Italy.

 

Strawberries are members of the Roseaceae family and range from white to red in colour.

 

Typically, strawberries are found with a bright red exterior, sometimes with the green leaf still attached and a grainy texture from the small outer seeds which consists of succulently sweet white to red flesh.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Magnificently high in vitamin C which helps the body fight infections. (1)

 

  • A nutrient-rich source of anthocyanins which offer phytonutrients to reduce inflammation in the stomach. (2)

 

  • Antioxidants in strawberries have capabilities of reducing the risk of cancer as well as eliminating harmful free radicals and controlling sugar levels in the blood. (3)

 

  • Packed with manganese with its co-factoring enzyme, superoxide dismutase, which helps to regulate the flow of blood around the body.(4)

 

  • A good source of folate which is beneficial in promoting neuron functions in the body and protecting new born babies from developing neuronal defects. (5) (6)

 

  • Low in calories and fats which is great for weight loss. (7)

 

  • Contains the trace minerals copper and iron for the healthy development of red blood cells. (8)

 

 

Strawberry Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 32
Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 8 g 0%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugar 5 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

Recommendation

To reduce loss of vital nutrients you should store strawberries in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

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